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Isabella, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Isabella.

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How Far From Isabella to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Isabella to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Isabella to:

  • Clanton [Map], which is the Seat of Chilton County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Isabella to Clanton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,167 miles [8,315.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Isabella ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Isabella.

While the name Isabella is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Kern County

Our profile page for Isabella, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the West Northwest


Worth County

Our profile page for Isabella, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the East Southeast


Our profile page for Isabella   [Map]
Distance: About 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km] to the North Northwest


Clinton County

Our profile page for Isabella, Clinton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Clinton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delta County

Our profile page for Isabella, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the North

Isabella County

Our profile page for Isabella, Isabella County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Isabella County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Lake County

Our profile page for Isabella, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the North

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Ozark County

Our profile page for Isabella, Ozark County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Northwest

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Major County

Our profile page for Isabella, Major County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Chester County

Our profile page for Isabella, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Isabella, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast

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Polk County

Our profile page for Isabella, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Isabella ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Highland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Isabella   [Map]
Maplesville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mars Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
New Convert   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pools Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Poseys Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Randolph   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sand Mountain   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Tucker   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Isabella. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Isabella) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Isabella. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8285, Longitude: -86.7867     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Isabella have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Isabella to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.622 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.13 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.435 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Isabella, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Isabella could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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